We Love Springfree Trampoline & A {HUGE} Giveaway {$1,899 value}!

What kid doesn’t love a trampoline?  I know I enjoyed jumping on a trampoline as a kid (still do).  But moms have all kinds of things to worry about with trampolines right?  They have springs that can pinch you or that you can fall through.  The nets that are made to keep you inside the trampoline can have hard metal bars that if you jump into them it could really hurt. And those are just  a few of the safety hazards.

I had all of those excuses for not getting a trampoline even though I knew a trampoline would be a lot of fun for our family.  I knew my kids would love to jump on a trampoline and share it with friends but the idea of them getting hurt kept us from making the investment.  Then I heard about Springfree Trampolines.  This changes everything!

We visited the Springfree showroom here locally in Texas and were amazed from the moment we saw these very different looking trampolines.  There are absolutely no springs!  The mat that you jump on goes all the way to the edge and, just as amazing, the net that keeps you on the trampoline will hold you in if you fall into it.  There is nothing hard on it to injure yourself.  So as long as you are being smart about how you jump the risk of injury is almost none.

My kids were thrilled to spend about an hour and a half trying out each of the different sizes of trampolines (there’s one for just about every sized backyard).  They had so much fun and got in some great exercise!

When our trampoline was delivered to our house (the S113 square) the kids wanted it set up right away.  We probably should have paid for the installation because we couldn’t get it up soon enough for them and it was a lot of work.  It did take a good bit of time to get it set up.  My wonderful husband worked on it and got a kind neighbor to help (thank you!).

We got the trampoline set up just 5 days ago and my kids have been jumping on it every free moment they have had.  We had to have them jump one at a time and count to 100 jumps or 3 minutes max each just so they wouldn’t argue over who’s turn it was.  The first night I didn’t get to go on the trampoline until the little kids had gone to bed but then I went out, just as the sun was setting, and I got a great workout jumping for only 15 minutes.  I was winded and tired after that and am excited to use the trampoline as a way to workout from now on.

If you’ve ever thought about purchasing a trampoline but hesitated because they aren’t safe then you will want to consider the safest trampoline available: a Springfree Trampoline.  You can learn more about them by watching some quick videos on Youtube and by following Springfree on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

And… I have great news! Springfree is giving away the same trampoline we have!! You could win a Large Square Springfree trampoline worth $1,899 by entering with the Rafflecopter entry form below (if you are reading this in email click over to the site to enter). Enter and share with your friends!!

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Dislosure: Springfree provided my family with a trampoline for free to review in exchange for this post.  The opinions shared in this post are my my own and are honest.  I love to share with you what me and my family enjoy!

What Moms Love Weekly

What  a busy week I’ve had.  We had something at our kids school just about every day/night this week! Whew.  I am SO glad the weekend is coming. Oh, and we got our Springfree Trampoline set up yesterday.  My kids have not. stopped. jumping!  I had to wait until they went to bed to have a turn.  It’s so much fun!!

This week I’ve been loving seeing hard work pay off, big brother loving on little sister, watching my kids make new friends, making cookies together, and FINALLY getting this potty training thing mostly done (can I get an amen?)!

How about you? What are you loving this week as a mom?

Here are some fun finds this week that are worth checking out:

1. Shutter Huggers– What mom couldn’t use some help getting the kids to look at you while you are taking pictures?  These Shutter Huggers and a great innovation to get little ones attention.  They even have a black and white dalmatian that would work well for the tiniest babies since they love to look at black, white and red.

2. Kidorable Rain Gear- Kidorable makes rain gear that is… well, adorable.  Boys will love this Dragon Knight raincoat, umbrella and boots and girls will twirl for the ballet themed rain gear.  My 3 year old is begging me to get the whole ballet set for her.  I’m thinking this will be a perfect birthday gift. It’s one part practical rain gear and one part dress up. So fun!!

3. Oogaa Mealtime Set– Who hasn’t played airplane coming in for a landing with their baby while feeding them? This cute set of a train spoon, a plane spoon and a bowl are all made of silicone.  That is genius for little ones because it is soft, won’t corrode or deteriorate like plastic, and will not support the growth of fungus, mold or bacteria. Little boys and girls alike will enjoy using these playful sets at mealtime.

4. Crocheted Key Ring Toy by Your Mom Designs (aka my super creative & talented sis)- I’m loving the bright colors on these and think they’re great for babies.  They would make a perfect shower or baby gift! These key ring toys are easy to hold, a unique texture, safe for chewing and easy to care for. Each disc/key is about two inches across and perfect for little grasping hands. Also check out her colorful nesting bowls that are loads of fun for little ones!

Have a WONDERFUL week!

What Moms Love Weekly: Favorite Finds for Moms, Babies & Kids

This week started out not so great for me because I was sick and my husband was really sick. The week is ending well though and we are both better.  This week I am loving being prepared for next time mom gets sick, vacation planning, a little girl who says “oh, mommy I’m so sorry.” after acting up {made me smile}, free time to do something fun, and sweet friends being vulnerable and real.

Here are a few of my favorite finds this week for moms, babies and kids:

1. Finn + Emma Toys- O how I love soft, sweet baby toys and these Finn + Emma toys are even better because they are 100% organic. They are too cute! You’ll want to check out all of the different rattles, teethers, play gyms and more!

2. Finn + Emma Baby Clothing- I am also loving the 100% organic baby clothing from Finn + Emma. You can be sure your little one’s clothing is chemical free by choosing organic. I am in love with the designs for boys as they are very boyish with modern colors.  The girls clothing is very sweet and feminine.  I don’t think you can go wrong with Finn +Emma for baby gifts or for your own little one.

3. Little Girls Rompers- I could outfit my 3 year old in these all Summer! I love these easy one piece rompers that are so popular now. In fact, I remember them being a big deal when I was a kid.  They are light for hot days and perfect for play! They even dress up well! The red paisley one is from Gap and the plum colored one is by Tea Collection.

4. Land’s End Canvas Dresses– Speaking of Summer coming, Land’s End Canvas has some great dresses that are perfect for warmer weather.  Have I ever mentioned how much I love Land’s End Canvas?  I’m pretty sure I have.  They have cute, fresh and modern dresses that will look great on you.  Psst…Mother’s Day is coming up!! Maybe you should get a new dress for the occssion?!

How about you? What are you loving this week?  In case you missed it be sure to check out my guide to finding mom the perfect gift for Mother’s Day {Pass it on to your husband or kids}


Disclosure: some affiliate links are used in this post. I only recommend what I use and enjoy.

Cravings-The Devotional {Enter to Win One}

You know that feeling you get when you discover something really fantastic?  I felt that little tug in my heart as I opened up Cravings- The Devotional cards and read the first one as I slid it into place on its adorable cupcake shaped holder. “This,” I thought “is just what moms need!”

The adorable cupcake holder sits on your counter top and holds devotional cards that are PERFECT for moms.  They are just what you need to be refreshed and encouraged.  Each time I changed the card I felt like the devotion for that day spoke right to my heart.  They are simple, quick, include Bible verses.  I loved that I could go back to it throughout the day rereading and attempting to memorize the verses.

It would be silly for me to ask you if you are busy.  If you are a mom, of course you are busy.  That is why I love the idea of this devotional.  Finally there is a devotional that will not just sit on your bedside table unread.  Stick this Cravings devotional in a spot you see every day like near the kitchen sink or on your bathroom counter top and you will have a daily reminder to devote moments of your day to what God wants to speak to your heart.

Cravings- The Devotional is so perfect for new moms that are still trying to get a grip on a new reality.  I plan to give Cravings as a shower or baby gifts.  It would also make a great gift for any mom, at any stage, who could use encouragement throughout her day.

About Cravings:

Cravings is a collection of card-size devotionals based on the Psalms. They are written to help mothers develop their relationship with God in the midst of motherhood.
Each card contains a scripture for the day, a “thoughtlet,” and an action idea. As moms crave the sweet morsels from God’s Word, they can draw a card from a delectable Cravings holder—a pink cupcake!—that also displays the daily card for hands-free viewing. Versatile enough to fit with any feminine décor in a dining nook, a prayer closet, a kitchen–wherever you‘d want Scripture at your fingertips. If you find you need Cravings around the home, just one may not be enough!
Cravings can be a mom’s daily devotional, a supplement to her regular quiet time, or even doubled up during the day. The set of 40 cards offers over a month’s worth of Cravings in whatever way serves the spiritual needs of individual moms.

About the author:

Carey Bailey is a recovering perfectionist, wife, proud mama and Family Life director for her church in Surprise, Ariz. On the side she loves party planning, crafting, and pursuing her dream of writing. She has a degree in religion from Westminster College and writes at her blog at www.carebaileyonline.com.

“When I became a mom I lost my God time,” says Carey Bailey. “I couldn’t figure out how to fit it in, since everything but that time was a priority. So I made note cards that I set around my house with scriptures written on them. Even when my arms were too full of babies, laundry, and diapers to pick up a Bible, I could easily read God’s words of encouragement that I was starving for”

And Cravings–The Devotional was born. Celebrate with Carey by entering her Minute-for-Mom Giveaway!

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • $50 gift card to Erin Condren Shop (Your one-stop-shop for all things awesome!)
  • $50 gift card to Victoria’s Secret® (For something pretty.)
  • $25 gift card to Bath & Body Works® (For a little spa treatment.)
  • 2 Sets of Cravings – The Devotional (For you and a friend.)
  • Scentsy Plug In and 2 Bars (A lovely scent for your space.)

Hurry, the giveaway ends on 5/12/12. The winner will be announced 5/14/12 on Carey’s blog!

Just click one of the icons below to enter! Tell your friends about Carey’s giveaway on FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning.

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Disclosure: I received Cravings- The Devotional for free to review. The opinions shared are my own.

Happy Nappers: Cute Gifts for Kids {And a Giveaway}

Have you seen Happy Nappers yet?  Coppin’s Gifts has these cute animals that tuck inside their homes to create a pillow. When nap time is over, ring the door bell on the pillow, wake up the animal, unzip the door, pull the animal out and enjoy playing with this fun Happy Nappers friend.

Happy Nappers come as a Ladybug, Cow, Dragon, Bear, Monkey, Dog, Penguin or Unicorn.  My 3 year old was thrilled to receive the Happy Nappers ladybug.  It is bright pink in color and super cute!  Right away we had to bring it with us everywhere we went and the ladybug got tucked into her home for bedtime.

Happy Nappers are a fun new way to play with stuffed animals and snuggle with them during nap time.  They are great for road trips or stays at grandma’s house because you don’t have to bring along a bulky pillow and a stuffed animal.  Just bring the Happy Napper and it becomes a pillow. They are very soft and super cuddly.

Happy Nappers are a great gift idea for kids! Think of them for Birthdays, get well gifts, rewards, and just because.

Coppin’s Gifts sells Happy Nappers and other great gifts for kids and adults alike.  The are very generously offering a Mommy Kudos the opportunity to WIN a Happy Napper of their choice. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.  If you are reading this in an email or feed reader click here to go to the site to enter.
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